Black History Month Signs Defaced

By Joseph Dycus, Mocs News Reporter

UPDATE (2/16/2018): Police Report

An unidentified worker from the Bursar’s Office discovered the two signs near Heritage Plaza in the morning on February 8th.

A UTC housing employee pulled up the signs then took them to police.

UPDATE: U-T President DiPietro: “No Place for Hate at the University of Tennessee”

Hate groups also target some universities on the basis of their principles of inclusion and commitment to free speech.

And now, two of our own campuses—the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga—are being targeted.

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UPDATE: Chancellor Angle: “Racism Is Not Welcome on the UTC Campus”

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UPDATE: UTC SGA leaders release statement about vandalism.

We, the Student Government Association, do not support hate of any kind, verbal or physical, on UTC’s campus. We are disappointed that any kind of hateful rhetoric has been brought into our campus community.

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ORIGINAL REPORT:

Two signs related to Black History month were defaced with flyers of Nazi imagery on UTC’s campus.

A photo of one of the signs circulated on social media. It contained an image of Hitler and the words “Hitler was Right” with the name of a group called Vanguard America.

UTC officials confirmed the incident happened and the signs were removed immediately. University officials say they will soon release a statement about the incident. Mocs News will bring you the latest developments on this story as they occur.

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